CATASTROPHE: Flood Continued

With the Mississippi River steadily falling, with New Orleans generally considered safe from disaster, it last week became possible to estimate with some degree of accuracy the extent of what Flood Relief Director Herbert C. Hoover has called the "greatest peacetime calamity" in U. S. history.

Loss of Life. According to official Red Cross figures, 114 lives have been lost in the flood. Deaths by states: Arkansas, 59; Mississippi, 42; Louisiana, 9; Tennessee, 2; Illinois, 2. This list includes only positively verified deaths. Unofficial figures have put the death total at from...

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